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Tectonic plates

Some 300 million years ago, the major part of the emerged lands were grouped to form a supercontinent, Pangea. In the following image, we see the form it took:

200 million years ago, this supercontinent began to fracture and break up, in the first instance, into two other continents: Gondwana and Laurasia. This theory is called Continental Drift.